The Geography History, Constitution and Civil Government of Vermont

The Geography History, Constitution and Civil Government of Vermont

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...position After the secession of Virginia, Richmond became the capital of the Confederacy. The northernmost Confederate States, on the Fourth of July, when Congress met, were Virginia, Tennessee and Arkansas. The task before the nation was to overcome rebellion in these States and in those south of them. The struggle lasted four years. At the end victory for the Union was complete. 12. The Main Lines.--The main lines of military operations were along the Mississippi River in the west, around Washington and Richmond in the east, and from the Kentucky and Tennessee rivers to and down the Savannah River in'the center. Other military operations on the part of the Union forces were for the recovery of the seaport towns, or were auxiliary to their main lines of effort. The Vermont troops were employed in the eastern division and at the south end of the Mississippi valley. 13. Contraband Of War.--The First Vermont Regiment was commanded by Col. John W. Phelps, a native Vermonter and a graduate of the West Point Academy, who had seen twenty-three years of honorable service in the army of the United States. Its Lieut.-Col. was Peter T. Washburn, afterwards governor of the State. Its first movement against the enemy was in a reconnoissance to the village of Hampton, a few miles from Fortress Monroe, undertaken May 23, under Col. Phelps, and memorable from the fact that on their return the party was accompanied by a number of slaves who were anxious to know what would be done with them. Col. Phelps told them that he should do nothing with them; they could go where they pleased. Two days later a messenger from Hampton appeared at the Fortress and asked for the return of slaves who had sought retuge there, when Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, then in command, more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236649745
  • 9781236649744